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8 people found dead in tractor trailer in San Antonio Walmart parking – Photos

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SAN ANTONIO – In a most horrific incident of its sort, at least eight people were discovered dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store in San Antonio. Around three dozen people were also found in the tractor-trailer, and most of them were in very bad shape, many of them unconscious and unable to speak.

Officials claim that following the discovery of the ill-fated massive vehicle at least thirty people were taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, authorities have confirmed the arrest of the driver, though details about his identity were yet to be revealed.

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Authorities were alerted when the employees of the San Antonio Walmart saw the tractor-trailer in their parking lot for a long time. When some employees went to see the trailer, the driver asked for water. While giving him the water, police were alerted who reached the scene within a short time.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said that when police arrived on the scene, they discovered eight people dead and 30 suffering from various injuries. Later, the fire department spokesman Joe Arrington told the media that at least 17 of the 30 people are in critical condition while 13 are in serious condition.




San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood was quoted by the CNN as saying, “We quickly called a ‘mass casualty incident’ and had about 29 units arrive out there and start transporting people”.

Hood said, “With heat strokes or heat injuries, a lot of them are going to have some irreversible brain damage”.

He went on to add, “Unfortunately, some of them were severely overheated, and that was a refrigerated truck with no refrigeration…So the inside of the truck was just austere condition that nobody was going to survive in it. So we were very fortunate that they were found because if they would have spent another night in that environment, we would have 38 people who would not have survived.”

Meanwhile reports suggest that the authorities are searching the entire area. They are using all the means in the massive operation. This includes deployment of helicopters after some people ran into the woods. CCTV footage of the Walmart store showed some vehicle coming and picking up some people from the truck.

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